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Ultimate Guide To High Frequency Facial Machines

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Ready to give your clients the best high frequency facial experience that money can buy? In order to do so, you’ll need to understand what a high frequency facial machine is and how it works. Clients request high frequency facials because they are looking for a skin care treatment that will help to shrink enlarged pores, prevent acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, nourish hair follicles and fade dark eye circles. This article will help you better understand the purpose of a professional high frequency machine, its usage, and benefits to both your clients as well as your salon business.

What is a High Frequency Facial Machine?

High frequency facial systems are devices used in spas, medical offices, and salons which deliver safe and gentle oscillating oxygenating power of electrical currents. These currents are ‘high frequency’, and have many functions and benefits such as: increasing collagen, enhancing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, and exfoliating dead skin cells, just to name a few. It also can increase skin care product absorption, helping both you and your client doubly benefit from crossover treatments.

High frequency and galvanic machines come in various designs and appearance, but all operate the same at a frequency of 100,000-2500,000+ cycles per second. Because of the rapid rate of oscillation due to the high frequency current of heat production, the machine works specifically on skin toning.

How Does The High Frequency Facial Machine Work?

These professional facial machines work by using a glass high frequency electrode, which comes in different sizes and shapes in order to treat various contours of the face and body. A mild electrical current passes through the glass electrode when applied to the surface of the skin, which causes it to emits a soft glow and buzzing noise that’s sometimes described as a therapeutic zapping sensation. This healing electrical light energy and oxygen converts into purifying ozone.

These high frequency currents treat aging or damaged skin by causing a circulation rush while also subtly warming the tissues, which results in firm, toned skin. The high frequency current on the skin also promotes the healing of acne, skin lesions, sagging skin and puffy eyes, and may be effectively used over the entire body.

Why Does Wattage & Oscillation Rates Matter?

A high frequency machine’s power level and output strength is not measured by the level of wattage, but by the high frequency oscillation rate (also measured in Hertz). When choosing a machine, make sure to select one that operates a low wattage level at less than 10 watts and a high oscillation rate of over 100,000 Hz. The investment will be well worth your time as these machines tend to last longer than inexpensively manufactured units which run at a higher level of wattage. You’ll want to avoid insufficient machines that operate on a high level of wattage (at 10+ watts) because they are more prone to internal damage due to overheating and coil burnout.

The Difference Between Orange and Violet Electrodes

In a tempered glass, high frequency electrodes generally appear violet if they glass is filled with argon gas, or orange if it filled with neon gas. While orange electrodes are wonderful for treating aging skin, scalp and hair, violet gas is great for not only the scalp and hair, but for acne as well.

Studies have also shown that both are effective regardless of skin care concern. During high frequency treatments enriched oxygen molecules are produced which have both a thermal tissue warming and an anti-bacterial action which causes underlying blood vessels to contract and push away toxin. This leaves your client’s skin cells enriched with nutrients and hydrated.

What Are The Benefits Of A High Frequency Facial?

In your practice you’ll want to share with your clients the many benefits of a high frequency facial, and there are many!

  • Improves and clears up acne
  • Softens lines and wrinkles and improves sagging skin
  • Reduces pores and blackheads
  • Reduces eye puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
  • Improves cellulite appearance
  • Promotes healthier hair growth

The benefits of a high frequency facial are phenomenal. It offers a safe and gentle alternative to botox injections, chemical laser peels and other skin recovery procedures that may be more invasive.

Recommended Professional High Frequency Facial Systems:

2 Function High Frequency + Galvanic Facial Machine

2-in-1 High Frequency and Galvanic Facial Machine

This unit results in antibacterial action that works wonders for clients dealing with acne or clogged pores.


5 in 1 Multifunction Skin Care Machine

5 in 1 Multifunction Facial Machine

This system comes with a configuration of Vacuum, Spray, High Frequency, Ultrasonic, and Brush options.


Micro Current Electro Device w/ Gloves & Carrying Case

Microcurrent Electro Facial Machine

This non-surgical microcurrent facelift facial machine is developed by a joined effort of top professional facial equipment manufacturers.

In summary, you’ll want to make sure you understand how the machine works, why oscillation and wattage rates matter, and how orange and violet electrodes work together to promote skin healing. Making sure to have a professional high frequency machine available for your clients is one of the first steps toward ensuring that their experience is superb and to setting the standard for your lifelong practice as a skin care professional.

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